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Re: Live branching

From: Chris Rodgers <christopher.rodgers_at_cardiov.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 21:13:08 +0100

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2008, at 10:24, Chris Rodgers wrote:
>> Is it possible to make a branch where all but a few files continue to
>> follow the trunk?
> Not automatically, no.
>> This would be very similar to using "svn switch" in a working copy,
>> but would allow one to check out the particular combination of trunk
>> files and modified ones onto several machines.
>> I was thinking of using this for configuration files in the midst of a
>> bulk of code that remains the same on each machine.
> You can make a branch, then periodically merge desired changes from
> trunk to the branch using svn merge.

If I scripted this, what would happen to the disk usage? e.g. imagine I
have 20 of these "live branches" following trunk. Will I use up 20x the
disk space for every change committed to the repository?



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